This is a competition funded project through the NERC GW4+ DTP. There is a competitive selection process. This studentship will cover fees, stipend and research costs for UK students and UK residents for 3.5 years.
Preference will be given tocandidates with a clear interest in animal sensory ecology and that can demonstrate an aptitude for field biology. Computer programming experience would also be beneficial.
1)Marshall, N.J., Powell, S.B., Cronin, T.W., Caldwell, R.L., Johnsen, S., Gruev, V. Chiou, T-H., Roberts, N.W., & How, M.J. 2019. Polarization signals: a new currency for communication. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222: 134213. 2)How, M.J., Christy, J.H., Temple, S.E., Hemmi, J.M., Marshall, N.J. & Roberts, N.W. 2015. Target detection is enhanced by polarization vision in a fiddler crab. Current Biology. 25: 3069-3073. 3)How, M.J., Pignatelli, V., Temple, S.E., Marshall, N.J. & Hemmi, J.M. 2012. High e-vector acuity in the polarisation vision system of the fiddler crab Uca vomeris. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 2128-2134.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60
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